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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INTERPRETER. One employed to make a translation. (q v.)
       2. An interpreter should be sworn before he translates the testimony of 
  a witness. 4 Mass. 81; 5 Mass. 219; 2 Caines' Rep. 155. 
       3. A person employed between an attorney and client to act as 
  interpreter, is considered merely as the organ between them, and is not 
  bound to testify as to what be has acquired in those confidential 
  communications. 1 Pet. C. C. R.. 356; 4 Munf. R. 273; 1 Wend. R. 337. Vide 
  Confidential Communications. 

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